ATLANTA -- A bestselling author of 28 books will speak at the Savannah College of Art and Design's Atlanta campus this week.
Alice Hoffman is best known for her novels Here on Earth, which was an Oprah's Book Club choice, and Practical Magic, which was made into a 1998 movie starring Sandra Bullock and Nicole Kidman.
Her new novel, The Museum of Extraordinary Things, takes place in New York City in 1911. It tells the story of Coralie Sardie, whose father operates the Museum of the Extraordinary on Coney Island, and Eddie Cohen, an Orthodox Jewish photographer. When Eddie photographs the destruction caused by the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire, he becomes involved in a young woman's disappearance and captures Coralie's heart in the process.